What does the word edify mean?

    Part of speech: present participle

  • Edifying.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To build up, as in religion; improve.

Usage examples for edify

  1. His object was to edify, to place in contrast with, and in opposition to, the worldly and unbelieving spirit of the time the teachings and the solemn offices of religion, together with the power of holiness, so admirably shown forth in the lives and glory of the saints. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson